Are you a future ready organisation – 3 important steps beyond perseverance

future ready organisation

Future ready organisations: 3 steps beyond perseverance. It is almost a year now since McKinsey&Co published their article, “Overcoming pandemic fatigue: How to reenergize organizations for the long run.” The writers said perseverance and determination aren’t enough for organisational or personal survival. The report told us: 75 percent of employees in the United States1 and…

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Leadership moments: how to seize these opportunities to influence

Leadership Moments

Seizing your leadership moments. Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about “carpe diem” which means “pluck the day.” As I said in my earlier post, pluck those big, juicy opportunities when you see them. This led me to thinking about moments of leadership opportunity and how often we miss them. Leadership moments are often gone…

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Make leadership choices in a powerful way to increase influence

Leadership choices

Leadership choices: When carpe diem is not really carpe diem. Carpe diem. Seize the day. If you’re like me, the phrase really entered my consciousness after watching Dead Poet’s Society. Seize the day. Do it now (whatever it is) because the moment will soon pass and then it will be too late. Smart leadership choices…

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What is Situational Leadership? Does it Lead to Success?

What is situational leadership

What is situational leadership? Does it Lead to Success? Why you need to adapt your leadership to the situation and how to do it. I think it has become clear in recent times that there’s no single right way to lead. What works in one situation or with one person doesn’t seem to go so…

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Why: a lesson in leadership and influence from Telstra

a lesson in leadership and influence

Why: a lesson in leadership and influence from Telstra. While watching TV recently I noticed the new Telstra ad, “Australia is why.” Have you seen it? It’s a perfect example of the importance of your ‘why’ or ‘purpose.’ By now you’re probably familiar with Simon Sinek’s “Start with Why” and Telstra has obviously been paying…

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Demand Equality, Regardless of Your Gender.

Demand Equality

I was fortunate enough to be a finalist in the Victoria Telstra Business Women’s awards in 2014. I really enjoyed the journey and loved the fact that I had the opportunity to meet so many inspirational women who are very successful in business. I was surprised by the large number of strong women who are…

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A Poor Leader – the Fish Rots from the Head Down


In my view, the definition of a great leader is someone who has followers, a tribe of people who respect and admire them. Leaders are those who empower others.  True leaders create more leaders. The most significant trait of a leader is to be a good role model, to lead by example and to be the…

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Women in Business – Credit Yourself

Megaphone, Women, Shouting.

I’m currently reading “Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead.” by Sheryl Sandberg’s Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer. She provoked a lot of conversation on feminism in the workplace with her book. The book sold nearly 150,000 copies in its first week and has held the top non-fiction spot on the bestseller lists since.…

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